MECA&D Open Houses

Maine College of Art & Design’s In-Person Open Houses are a great way to see campus and what life is like as a MECA&D student. Take a tour of campus, hear from current students at our Info Session, and get your portfolio reviewed if you like!
Campus Tour
Take a tour of campus with a tour guide to check out a selection of departments, studios, majors’ spaces, as well as our fab lab, state-of-the-art music studios, first-year housing and more.
Info Session
Hear from current MECA&D students, faculty + staff about life at MECA&D!
  • Dean of the College, Ian Anderson
  • Vice President, Beth Elicker on our newest Covid-19 protocols
  • Current BFA students + faculty members in a Q+A panel lead by Dean of the College, Ian Anderson
Portfolio Reviews (Optional)
We invite you to an individual portfolio review session with an admissions counselor or faculty member to receive feedback on your portfolio! These sessions can be exploratory info sessions, a time to get guidance on your portfolio, or an opportunity to submit your portfolio for an application.

Explore MECA&D at Your Own Pace

Let a MECA&D student lead you through Portland

Learn about what makes Portland the right-sized city for students with a student-tour of the city and select year-round highlights of all that Portland has to offer.

Virtual Film Fest

Watch films and animations by current students and recent MECA&D grads in our Virtual Film Fest!

"Mable and the Wolf"
by StopMotionCollab: Khayman Clancy, Sam McKenzie, Amanda Saker (all class of '20)

a junior collaboration film, class of '18

"Newt: The Invincible Ball Boy (Work in Progress)"
by Corey Boynton '21

"Hotdog vs. Hotdog"
by Alex Ryan (Faculty)

"Title" is the actual title of this one.
by Logan White '20

"Penny Woes"
by Sam Tabibian '21

"Tiny Sheriff vs Slightly Larger Outlaw"
by Josh Lightbourne '20, Elise Foley '19, Taryn Perry '19

"Untitled 2D animation film"
by Will Kittridge '19

How to Apply to MECA&D

High School Seniors + Transfer Students: check out the next steps to apply for the undergrad program in Spring or Fall 2022

High School Sophomores + Juniors: learn more about Pre-College at MECA&D

Safe and Healthy MECA&D

Learn more about how our community is responding to COVID and keeping our community healthy.

Learn More About MECA&D

Schedule an appointment to chat with our staff at your convenience

Click on a department name here to schedule an appointment by email:

Register for an Open House

Our 2021–2022 dates are listed below — please note some events are virtual, and in-person events may be changed to virtual depending on inclement weather or other circumstances. (We'll update this page if that's the case.) You can register here for an event here!

Wednesday, September 22, 6-8pm | VIRTUAL
Saturday, October 23, 1–4:30pm | On Campus
Saturday, November 13, 1–4:30pm | On Campus

Saturday, December 4, 1–4pm | VIRTUAL
Saturday, January 22, 1–4pm | VIRTUAL
Saturday, February 19, 1–4:30pm | VIRTUAL